Senate Republicans Consider Divisive Earmark Ban

05/15/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Senate Republicans, who remain deeply divided over how to handle the controversial issue of earmarks, will meet this week to hash out whether they should follow their House counterparts and impose a moratorium on the practice.

Senate Republican Conference Chairman Lamar Alexander (Tenn.) said Thursday that his colleagues would discuss the issue following the enactment of moratoriums by House Democrats and Republicans. But he acknowledged no consensus exists within the Senate GOP.

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